Oct. 30, 2012—6:15 a.m.
The university is open and operating today.
Oct. 29, 2012—3:35 p.m.
Two-day Weather Forcast from Alert Rockbridge
This Afternoon: Occasional rain. Windy and cooler. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Tonight: Occasional rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Very windy with lows in the mid 30s. West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Tuesday: Snow and rain. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Very windy with highs around 40. West winds 20 to 30 mph...increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 60 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening...then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Breezy. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Oct. 29, 2012—12:17 p.m.
If power is lost over the next several days, information can be obtained by calling 2-1-1 in Virginia.
Oct. 29, 2012—10:00 a.m.
Although the center of Hurricane Sandy will be hundreds of miles away from campus, we anticipate that storm conditions will affect the university community beginning as early as this afternoon through Tuesday evening. Current projections predict 30- to 50-mile-per-hour winds in this area beginning after midnight tonight.
Please read the following information and make any necessary preparations.
Updates will be posted online at svu.edu. Should the need arise we also will send urgent information, including event or full-scale class cancellations, via the Alert Rockbridge system. If you haven’t signed up for text message and email updates, please do so immediately. Be sure to sign up for alerts from Southern Virginia University.
The risks associated with a storm like this include high winds (and falling trees and limbs), snow conditions and power outage.
Remember, never cross a flooded road. "Turn Around, Don't Drown."
Prepare for a potential power outage. Please make sure that you have the following items.
- One gallon of water per person.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- Non-perishable food that can be eaten without being heated.
- Battery powered radio or a well-charged mobile phone.
- A week’s supply of any necessary prescription medicine.
Charge Portable Electronics
Now is the time to make sure that you charge your mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other devices in case the power goes out.
In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
The Office of Safety and Security can be reached at 540-261-4911.
Keep your families apprised of your wellbeing.
Be a Good Neighbor
Make sure that you are prepared, and be a good neighbor and check on those near you.
Monitor Weather Reports
Weather conditions will change significantly over the next 48 hours, so make sure you pay attention to the changes and how to best be prepared over the next several days.
Get the latest information on Hurricane Sandy’s trajectory from the National Weather Service.